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BASI Pilates Matwork Program

€1,500Purchase required to enroll

BASI Matwork Program Syllabus

The course structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat each of the 6 modules (4-5 hours each) at any BASI Pilates host location around the world. Each module consists of practical and theoretical components.

Module 1 - The Fundamentals
The principles, the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, historical overview, safety.

Module 2 - Anatomy Part 1
Anatomy overview & terminology, joints, centre of gravity, cueing & imagery.

Module 3 - Anatomy Part 2
Anatomical movement analysis, muscles, aerobic & anaerobic exercise, the BASI Block system.

Module 4 - Posture Assessment
Principles of alignment, posture and posture assessment; types of faulty posture.

Module 5 - Core Strength – Back & Abdominals
Core strength, effective exercise, contraindications for the spine, guidelines for successful teaching, being a teacher.

Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation
Exercise adaptation, exercise progression, modifications to exercises, using small equipment, constructing a complete and comprehensive program.

In addition to the academic study, students must complete the following hours of study:

  • observation (15 hours),
  • self-practice (40 hours) and
  • student teaching (30 hours).

Cancellation policy

If you cancel fewer than sixty (60) days prior to the start of the first module *, then within thirty (30) days of receiving your cancellation request, we will refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Initial Deposit (including the Application Fee); because your attendance would be a deciding factor as to whether the course would run as scheduled. *cancellations one week before the course are not accepted.

We shall not be obligated to refund any monies if you cancel at any time following the day which is one week prior to the commencement of the first module of any program (whether or not you attend that or any other module), and you shall still be liable for the full cost of fees.

Testing fees & Auditing fees are non refundable and non-transferable.